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Parking & Street Signs

On-street parking is provided throughout the community as a service to residents. 

  • To request a change in parking restrictions or report a concern with existing parking restrictions, please call (319) 286-5176. 
  • To report a parking violation, please contact the Police Department Dispatch at (319) 286-5491 or Police Traffic at (319) 286-5356.

Accessible On-Street Parking
Accessible on-street parking spaces may be reserved for persons with disabilities and may be requested by individuals who have a valid Persons with Disabilities Permit issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Parking in these stalls is not reserved solely for the individual who requested the space but is public parking spaces reserved for any individual obtaining a Persons with Disabilities Permit. 

  • To get a Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/vehicleregistration/persons-with-disabilities
  • To request an accessible parking space adjacent to your house, go to the new MyCR reporting tool on the City website and enter the Residential Accessible Parking Sign in the search field. Enter the name and address of the person needing the parking space (if different from you) and their Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit number, and provide a phone number or email address. 
  • Proof of address must be provided to the City before approval, in the form of a copy of a State-issued ID or a copy of a utility bill, with the address matching the address of where the accessible parking space has been requested.
  • Cost: The cost for 2 accessible parking signs on steel posts (which establishes one parking space) is $100.00
    • In order for more than one parking space to be installed at a single residence, there must be more than one person living at the residence who has been assigned a hanging placard or an accessible license plate, too. There is a cost of an additional $100.00 for any additional parking spaces installed. Proof of address must be also be provided for this person.
  • Fines: The fine for parking in a disabled parking space without a permit or with an expired permit is $200. Parking in a disabled parking space using a family member's permit is not permitted. 
  • Note: If you move and want an on-street Accessible Parking Space at your new residence, there will be an additional $100 cost.

Parking Restriction Signs
Parking restriction signs are used to govern the parking, stopping, and standing of vehicles. The Traffic Engineering Division is responsible for determining the parking restrictions on all public streets. Different signs are used for different types of parking restrictions. To request a parking restriction, go to the new MyCR reporting tool on the City website, enter No Parking in the search field, and click on the No Parking Request topic.

Street Name Signs
Street name signs are placed at every intersection in Cedar Rapids.  Public street name signs have a green background with white lettering and are maintained by the City.  Private street name signs have a red or blue background and white lettering and are not maintained by the City. 

After Hours:
If you need immediate assistance to report malfunctioning traffic signals, traffic sign repairs, or deficient construction traffic controls, please call the Police Department Dispatch at (319) 286-5491

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